Successful manuscript editors ‘correct and perfect’ your writing!

Since 1994, our experienced manuscript editors have helped tens of thousands of nonfiction and fiction writers become published authors. We prepare you for independent publication or submission to a traditional agent by giving proven, authoritative advice. Substantive editing to proofreading – we help you publish!

Whatever your topic: YOU write it, WE’LL perfect it!

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Manuscript editors with proven success and experience

Our editors have extensive publishing experience including writing, proofreading and book editing. This includes a long history of successfully published books, papers, and presentations.

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Editing protects your reputation

Your presentation is important.  You simply can’t afford to have a single error in grammar or punctuation. Make sure you meet that next deadline by enlisting professionals to make your English language shine.

The First Editing team proudly offers copy editing, line editing, and comprehensive content editing for all manuscripts.

Fiction Book and Novel Editing Services (read more)

  • Fiction novels and books
  • Scripts & Screenplays
  • Poetry and short stories
  • All genres

Nonfiction Manuscript Editing (read more)

  • Nonfiction Books and eBooks
  • Promotional Content
  • Websites & Blogs
  • Memoirs and Biographies
  • Business Communications
  • Advertising & Marketing Materials
  • Articles for Publication
  • Manuals, Instructions & Brochures
  • White Papers and Case Studies
  • Newsletters & Communications
  • Articles, Reports & Disclosures

Academic Papers & Research Editing (read more)

  • Thesis Editing Services
  • Dissertation Editing Services
  • Journal Articles
  • Research Papers
  • Technical Documents

Why we're here...

People make mistakes. When it comes to writing, authors often make LOTS of mistakes. While some writers struggle with grammar, others find it difficult to control being too “wordy.” Still, some aren’t quite sure what to include…and what to leave out.

Often, authors are so emotionally involved in their own work that they fill pages with great ideas but fail to express their true intent with the best word choices. First Editing specializes in fixing mistakes, beautifying English, and transforming drafts into literary masterpieces.

Client Reviews
“Katelynn did a fantastic job editing my book. Recommend her 100% and will definitely ask her to help me polish my book to perfection before publishing. ”
Marieke Den Bosch, Netherlands
“Excellent editing services and easy to work through the process with. Communication on each step all the way and deliverables on dates promised.”
Richard Dunwoody, USA
“The free sample was great and timely. It helped me understand how editing could improve my book. My editor was very friendly and gave me some insight into the reader's view of the book. It wasn't just a cold handoff to reword some sentences; it felt much more intimate and ...”
Matt Stevens Point, USA
“Great work. It really helped me organize my thoughts. I haven't been getting the support I needed from my supervisor, and this helped to clear it up for me.”
Angela Edmonton, Canada
“Joanne's line editing was professional, careful, and skillful. She provided many helpful comments as she was editing, which allowed me to see the development of the narrative through her eyes. Besides some grammatical errors, she suggested I reword the text in a few places for clarity. I was pleased to see ...”
Alexandru Bridgewater, USA